What type of transmission fluid you need depends on your vehicle. Late model F-150's with the 6R80 have a short dipstick accessible on the transmission. Is your truck telling you the transmission has overheated? By - September 17, 2014 This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and the F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Install the new bulb and replace the lenses carefully, as the plastic can be broken if you tighten the screws too much. When you turn off the truck it will rest it self.
This is on a 2010 model. Drum brakes: Drum out of round, axel seal leaking oil onto shoes, hold down kit came apart causing shoes to jam, parking cable stuck, cracked drum hardly ever , seized wheel cylinder. Your car's manual provides transmission fluid service requirements. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. Ford has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. He needs more fluid because he had a small leak from his pan that he corrected.
If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system. On some gears, you may experience a slight delay in movement while fluid fills the valve body. If you are experiencing erratic shifting, transmission. Optional — place the junk cardboard under the bucket so that you do not get any spills onto your garage floor. The internal neck of the filter will slide into the opening on the underside of the transmission.
The Fill plug is also on the drivers side about half way up and is the same size as the Drain Plug. By this time, the engine and transmission should be warmed up, so check the transmission fluid dip stick to see if you are in the hash marks. If you don't have an owner's manual, either get one or call your local Ford dealer for the proper lubricant. I noticed a leak around the pan in the rear, and I tightened the bolts all the way around. It is on the passenger side of the transmission right by your catalytic convertor and pretty tough to get to without burning your hand. Your Ford-150 or Super Duty transmission needs extra attention at least every 2 years or every 30,000 miles.
I tried to add to the check port, but short of getting a pump, I cannot add fluid. If the transmission fluid level on your F-150 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. You want to be sure that the core is the problem before you undertake this process. You local auto parts store should be able to give the exact details. Remove the fuel from the gas tank using a siphon pump or other suitable device. The holes in the gasket will line up with the pan only one way.
This will keep the vinyl hose pointing into the bucket. Check your owners manual and it should tell you what viscosity weight ,or thickness the factory recommends to get example 80w or 90w. Due to the heat generated in the transmission, the fluid can break down over time. Then drive another mile or so to be sure the transmission is up to temperature too. I've used it before to drop out the fuel system so I could disassemble the fuel rail.
While you have the chance, clean all the bolts that hold the transmission pan up. Secure your new Ford F150 automatic transmission parts through AutoZone today and take advantage of free battery charging and engine diagnostic testing during your next visit, as well as access to our handy Loan-a-Tool program for quick installation. I think I had around. You have now emptied the bulk of the transmission fluid in the pan. You can check when it's cold, but transmission fluid will expand with heat, making the warmer reading a more accurate one. You might start to notice spinning without your truck actually moving forward or your transmission slipping in and out of gear while you drive. It seems to have fixed the problem at least temporarily , but I now cannot figure out how to add fluid.
It is always best to try to find the information on the vehicle. Your dipstick will have both cold and hot level indicators. If the vehicle is equipped with skid… Go to any automotive store Pepboys, Advanceautoparts, autozone and they have manuals for just about every vehicle made. As in engine oils, use the heavier weight oil in hotter climates or for higher loads. Step 2 - Check your transmission fluid level A warm engine check is essential to determine the quality of your transmission fluid. Route the tubing around so it does not kink anywhere.
When you see the bubbles and you may even hear a difference , immediately turn the truck off. The ones I have worked on just take regular gear oil, 75w90 or 85w90. The cooled transmission fluid then returns to the transmission where it is utilized in the valve body and torque converter to keep the vehicle moving forward. You could also go to www. There you are, charging up an on-ramp in your F-150 or F-250 Super Duty when your transmission suddenly decides to transmit your engine's power into violent shaking.
I believe that anyone with a general knowledge of automotive handywork should be able to do this job on a weekend afternoon. Harbor Freight sell the pumps for 3. Most auto part stores carry them. Follow up procedures should go a lot quicker. Before we proceeed, I should explain what exactly is being done in this procedure since I am not simply regurgitating the information in the Haynes manual.